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SB 1352 Capital cases; replacing certain terminology.

Introduced by: Janet D. Howell | all patrons    ...    notes | add to my profiles

SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED:

Capital cases; replacing certain terminology. Replaces the term "mental retardation" in all of its various iterations with a corresponding iteration of the term "intellectual disability" for purposes of the statutes governing capital cases. The U.S. Supreme Court has held in Hall v. Florida, 134 S. Ct. 1986 (2014), that the terms describe the identical phenomenon. This bill is a recommendation of the Virginia State Crime Commission. This bill is identical to HB 1882.


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